LAST JULY I asked the question, Would You Hike Uluru?
It sparked a furious debate with many people firmly against it:
Climbing Uluru is pretty much the most ignorant thing you can do.*
while other commenters justified it:
if you’ve already stepped foot on the land at Uluru – Kata Tjuta, you may as well carry on and do the climb, I say.*
In January this year, Peter Garrett, current Environment Minister and former lead singer of the politically charged Midnight Oil, overruled the proposal, but he didn’t shut the door on it.